The ranting and raving of a geek who likes guns and planes and all kinds of other stuff.
As I recall, the nose gear on a 152 rattles worse than a grocery cart at speeds above 60 or 65 knots unless you keep a little back pressure on the yoke. Just wondering if that example had a few too hot and heavy landings.
Actually, I found the video on our security cameras shows the landing quite well. The gear collapsed on the THIRD bounce.
Interesting blog... I was actually on the Canadair RJ that landed as the 152 was being pushed off the runway. Our takeoff from Houston was delayed twice as they handled the incident. I was surprised to see the 152 still on the runway with what looked like 4 guys pushing it along on the main gear.
Mike, welcome to my tiny corner of Al Gores internet. Please feel free to look around. Next time your out by Easterwood, stop in at the Low Speed Wind Tunnel and say Howdy!
Ha! You're a comedian... Don't threaten me with your willingness to accept a visit, I might just take you up on it! I live and work in Scottsdale AZ, but I am spending all of my weeks in College Station working some projects at Texas A&M, specifically at Disaster City, so I am right in your neck of the woods. I noticed your wind tunnel last week as I drove onto the Brayton facility.I'm a huge aviation and UAV enthusiast, as well as an admitted gun-guy. Sounds like we would have plenty to talk about.I understand that a lot of the local (TX)aviation units use Easterwood for training and stopovers, so there's alot of unique hardware flying in. Last time I saw an Osprey was in Afghanistan.
Mike, What are your lunch plans Wednesday?
"Well, I guess this is as good a time as any for that tailwheel conversion we been talking about!"